Ahead of this weekend’s third round of the 2018 DTM season at the Hungaroring, which will televised live on Fox Sports 2, we look at the most salient statistics which sum up the series so far.
2001 – The year in which Swedish driver Mattias Ekstrom debuted in DTM. The 39-year-old bid farewell to the sport with a guest appearance at the opening round of the 2018 season in Hockenheim in early May.
4 – The number of races held (two per round) and the number of different winners. Gary Paffet (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas) and Timo Glock (BMW Team RMR) claimed victory in race 1 and 2 respectively of the opening round in Hockenheim, while Lucas Auer (Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) and Philipp Eng (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas) claimed victory in race 1 and 2 respectively of the second round in Lausitz.
3 – The number of podium finishes for Gary Paffet (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas) and Timo Glock (BMW Team RMR) this season.
2 – The number of fastest laps claimed by Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus), the most of any driver this season.
110 – The number of points garnered by Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas to sit at the top of the Constructors’ Championship. BMW Team RMR are second on 98 points, with Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport are third on 70 points.
1 – The number of points separating the top two in the Drivers’ Championship. Leader Timo Glock (BMW Team RMR) has 72 points, while Gary Paffet (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas) is breathing down his neck on 71 points. Third-placed Pascal Wehrlein (BMW Team RMR) is way back in third place on 39 points.
1 – One is also the number of podiums claimed by any Audi thus far in the 2018 season. Mike Rockenfeller’s (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) second-place finish in the second race at Hockenheim is the only top-three finish for any ‘Four Rings’ car.
0 – The number of points claimed by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportline’s Nico Muller, making him the only pilot yet to open his account in the Drivers’ Championship.
10 – The number of different nationalities represented in the Drivers’ Championship this year: Germany (5), United Kingdom (3), Spain (1), Austria (2), Switzerland (2), Sweden (2, including Mattias Ekstrom’s farewell guest appearance), France (1), Netherlands (1), Canada (1) and Brazil (1).
32 – The number of laps led by Lucas Auer (Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) so far this season, the most of any driver. The laps led translates to 146 kilometres as the leader.
52 – The number of accumulated positions improved by Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus), the most of any driver this season. The pilot to have lost the most positions is Joel Eriksson (BMW Team RBM), with the number also standing at 52.